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San Pedro De Atacama Climate & Weather

San Pedro De Atacama Climate and Weather


San Pedro de Atacama is characterised by a desert-like climate and experiences extremely dry weather with little or no rainfall and weather averaging around 77°F - 86°F (25°C - 30°C) in the summer months from December to January. During the winter months, from June to August, the temperature drops to 64°F - 77°F (18°C - 25°C) while average night-time temperatures in winter drop to below zero and can even reach as low as 14°F (-10°C). Many visitors experience altitude sickness and travellers should take this into account. Altitude sickness can manifest as dizziness, lathargy or headaches. If you have any respiratory problems then travel in this area may be difficult for you due to the altitude. The weather in San Pedro de Atacama is ultimately mild all year (although cold at night), which means that there is not really a peak tourist season or an ideal time to visit. The season of your stay should be determined by the activities you want to do.


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